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Destination Guide

A summers day at Skipton Canal with narrowboats docked on the side close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights


Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Skipton

Skipton is an attractive market town serving a large rural area. It is situated in the Aire gap separating the Craven limestone Dales to the north, the gritstone moors to the south, and the pastoral Ribble valley to the west. Just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park boundary, Skipton prides itself on being 'The Gateway to the Dales'. Its name comes from the Saxon word for sheep - 'sheep town'.

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